Opioids are a classification of drugs that include prescription painkillers, natural opiates like heroin, and synthetic opioids like fentanyl. Opioids are traditionally used to treat pain but are also highly addictive.
Abuse of opioids skyrocketed in the 2000s and has led to an opioid epidemic in the United States. In order to combat this epidemic, there is an ongoing need for prevention and treatment. At Vertava Health Texas, we offer personalized and comprehensive opioid treatment programs to help people overcome these addictions and move forward.
Our Texas Opioid Treatment Center
Because opioid dependence can fall on a wide spectrum of severity, we provide patients with customized treatment plans tailored to their unique needs. Opioid addiction treatment for someone misusing prescription painkillers can be vastly different than heroin addiction treatment.
We not only used measurement-based assessment tools to determine severity of dependence but also talk with our patients to learn more about their conditions and recovery goals. Using this information as well as the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria, our team of addiction professionals will create these personalized treatment plans and continuously adjust them as patients make progress in their opioid recovery journeys.
Because mental health and opioid abuse can often be connected, we also offer co-occurring disorder treatment in Texas that helps patients learn to manage mental health symptoms that are connected to their abuse and addiction so that they can work toward lasting recovery.
Opioid Detox in Texas
Because of the dangers associated with opioid withdrawal, opioid use disorder treatment often includes a medical drug detox. This program involves the supervision of registered nurses and licensed nurse practitioners to ensure that patients are safely weaned off opioids. The length of an opioid detox depends on a variety of factors but will typically last four to ten days. If appropriate, medications may be administered to mitigate opioid withdrawal symptoms as well as help with dependency. Once the patient is stabilized, they will progress to another programming that is more tailored to their psychological needs.
Texas Opioid Rehab
Our residential treatment in Texas provides patients with a 24-hour stable living environment as they build their relapse prevention skills, learn to change their negative thought patterns, and progress through their opioid or opiate addiction treatment program.
During their time with us, patients will follow a daily schedule of evidence-based group and individual therapy as well as ancillary programming like wilderness activities designed to help improve their overall well-being. Patients will work with a team of professionals including licensed therapists, nurses, and medical health technicians as needed. Because addiction can negatively impact the whole family, we also offer family therapy programs as an added service so that the entire family can heal together.
Our Texas opioid treatment programs can last anywhere from 30 to 90 days depending on the patient and their progress in recovery. As patients near the end of their opioid addiction treatment with us, our staff will focus on preparing them for the transition back to their everyday life as well as provide potential options for continued care.
Because opioids also have a high risk of overdose and long-term abuse can lead to serious health problems, it is important to get opioid and opiate addiction help at the first sign of abuse. At Vertava Health Texas, we are here to help. Contact us today to speak with us confidentially and get started.